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Hello my african grey is wheezing as if she has asthma she

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Hello my african grey is wheezing as if she has asthma she has plucked all her soft feathers from her neck which she does every spring but this time she has got a bald patch her mouth is open and her tongue is going up and down HELP!!!
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Bird
Expert:  Dr. Dan replied 4 years ago.

Thank you for your question, I'm Dr. Dan and I'll try to help you.

This sounds like you have a respiratory infection developing in Misty which is common but problematic. It is very important that as soon as you can have Misty see her vet. If we wait too long for this we risk the problem becoming a permanent infection through scarring or a fungal infection. You can try a couple of things in the meantime. 1) Make sure her living temperature is 80F. 2) Put her in a bathroom 2x daily with a hot shower running so she can breath in the steam but make sure her feathers do not get soaked. #3 You can help boost his/her immune system with the product Healx Booster found here:

I hope this helps, best wishes.
Dr. Dan